Myths And Facts (Pregnancy)Which are ture and which are false?
Pregnancy Myths And Facts1. If A Couple Is Having Trouble Conceiving A Child, The Man Should Try Wearing Loose Underwear
That's a fact, according to a study on "Tight-fitting Underwear and Sperm Quality". Tight-fitting underwear--as well as hot tubs and saunas--are not recommended for men trying to father a child because it may raise testes temperature to a point where it interferes with sperm production. 2. Douching After Sex May Delay Conception
That's a fact, too! Douching may reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant in a particular month by about 30 percent, according to a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed that douching-practiced by many women to cleanse and deodorize the vaginal cavity -- is associated with a delay in pregnancy. 3. Pregnant Women Shouldn`t Have Contact With Recently Smallpox Vaccinated People.
Partly true. Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant within 4 weeks after vaccination should NOT get the smallpox vaccine. Women who are pregnant should not have close contact with anyone who has recently (within the last 28 days) received the smallpox vaccine. A close contact includes anyone living in your household and anyone you have close, physical contact with (such as a sex partner or someone you share a bed with). Other friends or people you work with are not considered close contacts. 4. A Man Can`t Get A Woman Pregnant If He Doesn`t Have An Orgasm.
Not true! It's unlikely that a man will get a woman pregnant if he doesn't have an orgasm - or if he pulls out before he reaches orgasm - but it's certainly not impossible. Men often release a small amount of semen (cum) before they ejaculate. Sometimes this is called "pre-cum". This semen still contains sperm and can certainly get a woman pregnant. 5. Pregnancy Can`t Occur If A Couple Has Sex Only On The Woman`s `Safe` Days.
Not true. Since each woman's menstrual cycle is different, it's almost impossible to predict which days are "safe". Sperm can survive for several days in a woman's body, so a couple could have sex well before the woman ovulates and still run the risk of pregnancy. 6. Taking The Morning After Pill The Same Or Next Day Will Prevent A Pregnancy.
Not true. While the morning after pill is a lot better than nothing, it is only 75 percent effective at preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex. In other words, it prevents three out of every four conceptions that would have occurred. 7. Having Sex In The Missionary Position Determines Whether You Have A Boy Or Girl
No. There is no evidence to suggest that, nor are you likely to have a boy if you have sex standing up or when your partner enters from behind. 8. Are You More Likely To Have A Boy If Your Partner Has Brothers?
No. Your partner`s sperm does determine the sex of the baby, but whether you have a boy or girl is a random process. Your eggs contain just a female or X chromosome, whereas a man`s sperm contains either a male, or Y, chromosome or an X. The sperm that gets to the egg first and fertilises it will determine the sex of the child. Female sperms are larger and swim slower than the males. So why don`t you always have boys? Well, when the male sperm arrives the egg may not have been released from the ovary and the sperm dies off. The female sperm arrives later by which time the egg has been released and fertilisation takes place. If you want a boy try having sex as close as possible to ovulation when the egg is released, or just after if you want a girl. You can buy an ovulation testing kit to help with timing. 9. If You Already Have Two Boys Or Girls, You Are Likely To Have A Third.
Yes. Although sex selection is random, some men have better quality X or Y chromosomes and have large families of just girls or boys. 10. It`s Easier To Get Pregnant A Second Time.
Yes. On average it takes couples with children six months to conceive, as opposed to twelve months for couples without kids. 11. You Are Less Of A Man Because You Can`t Father A Child.
No. A Man's level of fertility is not a measure of how masculine he is. Infertility is a medical condition just like arthritis or asthma, which requires medical treatment 12. A Woman Who Has Never Given Birth Is More Likely To Develop Ovarian Or Uterine Cancer Than A Woman Who Has Had A Child.
Yes. The chance of developing ovarian cancer is reduced with each pregnancy, Also, if a woman takes birth control pills for at least five years during her reproductive life, she will have a reduced chance of developing ovarian cancer. Statistically, women who have children are less likely to develop uterine cancer than women who have never given birth. 13. Pregnant Women Should Avoid Cats Because Their Feces Can Cause Birth Defects.
Partly true, but the chances of it occurring are slim. Toxoplasmosis, carried in the feces of cats and other similar animals, is an infection that can be bad for a pregnancy if the fetus gets infected. Cats that are out in the wild, eating dead meat of other animals infected with toxoplasmosis, can pass the organism to a pregnant women. With house cats, it is highly unlikely that this will happen though. Good hand washing and avoiding changing the cat litter should be sufficient. 14. If A Woman Carries Her Baby High In The Uterus And Her Stomach Has A Round Appearance, She Is Expecting A Girl. Likewise, A Boy Is Carried Low And Relatively More Sideways.
No. The gender is determined at time of conception. Boy babies tend to be bigger but that shouldn`t affect the way they lay within the uterus. This is more dependent on the mother`s uterus rather than the gender of the baby. 15. Infertility Is On The Increase.
No. There is no real evidence to suggest that this is the case. It is possible that we are simply more aware of it and couples who are experiencing infertility are more inclined to seek the increasing amount of help that is available to them. Many women are deciding to wait longer (until their mid-thirties) to have children. As a woman gets older, her reproductive capabilities begin to decrease. Until recently, there was not much that could be done for couples with infertility problems. However, now there are numerous assisted conception treatments available. It is difficult to link declining birth rates to infertility as many other factors are involved. Birth rates are also decided by social factors such as the populations outlook for the future -recession, career and education. 16. Infertility Caused By Blocked Tubes Is Due To Contracting A Sexually Transmitted Disease At An Early Age.
Although one of the causes of blocked tubes is the contraction of a sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia, there are a number of other medical conditions for example, appendicitis, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease which can cause a blockage to occur. 17. Women Who Don`t Have Periods Cannot Have Children.
Approximately one in a hundred women suffer from premature menopause. These women can become pregnant through infertility treatment, usually using donated eggs. Many women who do not have periods are not necessarrily experiencing the menupause - periods can stop because of excessive weight gain or loss, extreme excercise regimes, or hormonal imbalances. Most women with these problems can be helped to conceive with out too much difficulty. 18. Potency Is Improved By `Saving Up` Semen Through Infrequent Intercourse.
Millions of sperm are produced every day in the testicles. The sperm are stored in a tiny sac, the epidymis, which lies at the top of each testicle. Abstaning from sex in order to accumulate sperm so that more are deposited at the neck of the womb will not increase you chanes of acheiving conception. In fact the stored, older sperm may be of inferior quality and even hinder the newely produced, healthier sperm from reaching the egg. 19. Low Level Libido Or Failure Of Female Orgasm Inhibits Conception.
There is no evidence to support this statement. Furthermore, a woman does not need to achieve an orgasm in order to conceive. Continually trying to find the right time to have sexual intercourse may place a strain on a couples lovemaking and this in turn may hinder their chances of getting pregnant. Couples should have sexual intercourse when they feel like it and not limit it to the time during the womans cycle perceived to be the most fertile. Furthermore, women do not always ovulate on the fourteenth day of their cycle and it is easy to misjudge the fertile time. The chance of becoming pregnant in any one month for a fertile couple is at best 1 in 4. Comments: Myths And Facts (Pregnancy)
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